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Squirrel Hill’s Northeastern Kitchen Serves Up Authentic Northeastern Chinese Cuisine

April 3, 2019

Instead of the classic General Tso’s chicken and lo mein, Squirrel Hill’s Northeastern Kitchen stays true to the cuisine from the region where it gets its name. The menu is anything but typical. For those who aren’t familiar with traditional Chinese cuisine, the menu at Northeastern Kitchen can feel overwhelming. Chicken gizzards, cutlassfish and sliced kidney are sure to raise some eyebrows. In conjunction with Pitt’s Year of Global, two reporters from The Pitt News — Ben Spock and Levko Karmazyn — visited the restaurant and got a taste of dongbeicai (东北菜).

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

The bright lights of Shanghai's skyline are photographed at night.

By Ben Spock, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. I won’t soon forget my experience standing in line at the McDonald’s in the Chicago O’Hare Airport. I had a layover in Chicago during my trip between Shanghai and Pittsburgh after studying abroad in China for two months. I was about to or...

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

Senior Staff Writer Maggie Koontz stands in front of the Brandenburg gate in Berlin.

By Maggie Koontz, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. On the very first day of my writing internship at tbd*, a social business startup in Berlin that connects people with employment resources, I stepped through the door and I was immediately greeted by my bosses and ...

New Year’s traditions around the world

People celebrate New Year’s Eve in Playa del Inglés, Spain.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

December 10, 2018

Here in America, the nation tunes in to watch the ball drop at midnight from Times Square, other nations celebrate the new year with their own traditions.

First days in Florence

The Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

September 12, 2018

I decided to study abroad when the Italian culture charmed me during mandatory language classes in high school. A land with more than 1,000 years of history and each corner with its own distinct culture, I wanted more than anything to live and learn in Italy.

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